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Looted Art

Timbuktu, ISIS and the Long Arm of Justice

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

For more than a year now, ISIS and others have systematically destroyed the cultural heritage of the people of Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region. Not only have they shelled and bulldozed priceless historical/cultural/religious sites such as the city of Nimrud, Jonah's Tomb, and temples in Palmyra, but they have also plundered them.

The Islamic State's Murder of a Modern Day Monuments Man

Robert M. Edsel | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Robert M. Edsel

Khaled al-Asaad, 83-year-old retired Syrian archaeologist known admiringly as "Mr. Palmyra" for his extraordinary knowledge of that revered 2,000 year-old Roman era city, has been killed.

Shadows of the Past and the Winds of War

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

There's an opinion piece by Anne Applebaum making its way around the internet, "War in Europe Is Not a Hysterical Idea." In it she talks about looking at photographs of Polish families from the summer of 1939 and wishing they had dropped everything and RUN.

Archive Of Nazi-Looted Art Goes Online

The Guardian | Sam Jones | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Despite a reputation for reaching for their revolvers at the merest mention of culture, the Nazis were among the most ruthless, avaricious and methodi...

STOLEN ART: Sotheby's Cancels Sale of Looted Benin Oba Mask

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Sotheby's has scrapped its February sale of a controversial £4.5m mask believed to have been looted by British forces from 19th-century West Africa. ...